Thursday, September 22, 2011

St. Charles Parish Inquest Book #1--March 1877-December 1886

RPage 113--Inquest held on 29 May 1885 on the body of Jacob Warnner lying dead at Bealmon Place. Jurrors verdict is that he came to his death by natural visituation of God and not otherwise. There being no marks of violence on his body and no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were John Alexander, Alex Jupiter, Jh (G?)ailes, Abe Alexander, Stephen Moore and Clement Colly, Coroner.

Page 114--Inquest held on 23 June 1885 on the body of Jh. James, colored, lying dead in front of Alise Plantation. The verdict of the jurors is he came to his death by some unknown disease. Being a stranger about here, but gave the name as A. Jn. James before he died, a native of Alabama,the deceased was about 5 feet 6 inches of height and about 35 years of age. Jurors were Joseph Williams, Jacko Joseph, Antoine Robberson, Baptiste Johnson, Isaac Brown and Cement Colley, Coroner.

Page 115--Inquest was held on 7 July 1885 on the body of Ben Harriaon lying dead on the Jackson RR at the 25 mile post. The jurors verdict is that he came to his death by being run over by the cars on the Jackson RR and no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were James McChutchen, R. H. Hull, Joseph Hopkins, Henry Warner, Amoes Williams and Clement Colly, Coroner.

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